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Latitude: 24° 52.185' N
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4.5 miles SE of Islamorada. Midway between Crocker Reef and Alligator light.
How? By boat
Distance Good boat time (< 30min)
Easy to find? Hard to find
Alternative name Raila Dan, Barok, Carmela, Etai, Ytai, Carigulf Pioneer, Arron K
Average depth 22.0 m / 72.2 ft
Max depth 37.0 m / 121.4 ft
Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Great
Experience CMAS ** / AOW
Bio interest Interesting
The Eagle is a 269 feet long freighter which was sunk (December 19th, 1985) intentionally near Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida, to become an artificial reef and diving spot.
It was split in two by hurricane Georges in september 1998. A distance of about 100 feet now separates the two halves.
1962 - Built for Danish shipowners J. Lauritzen at Bijkers Shipyard, Gorinchem, The Netherlands; named 'Raila Dan'.
1969 - Sold to Dutch shipping company 'Poseidon' and renamed 'Barok'.
1974 - Sold again, renamed Carmela.
19xx - Renamed Ytai
19xx - Renamed Etai
1981 - Sold and renamed Carigulf Pioneer
19xx - Sold and renamed Arron K.
1985 October 6th - Arron K. damaged by fire when sailing from Miami to Venezuela; superstructure damaged beyond economical repair
1985 December 19th - Renamed Eagle Tire Co. and sunk as an artificial reef near Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida by the Upper Keys Artificial Reef Association
1998 September - Split in two by hurricane Georges
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